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Keith Locke: Parliament’s watchdog committee has no teeth

Parliament's intelligence and security committee was in the news recently when Labour's Andrew Little nominated Winston Peters for membership. Little also proposed expanding the committee to include a Green member by amending the Intelligence and Security Bill currently before Parliament. In practice, the intelligence and security committee is a toothless watchdog...

Submission on the NZ Intelligence and Security Bill

Main Point The NZ Intelligence and Security Bill unnecessarily allows for greater surveillance of New Zealanders by our intelligence services and intrudes further on our privacy. The definition of national security is so broad that it could enable even more surveillance of legitimate political dissenters by the intelligence services than...

Submission to the Intelligence and Security Agencies Review 2015

Submitted by Keith Locke on 13 August 2015 to the official review being conducted by Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy In this submission I will address the following Term of Reference in the Review. Point 1. The legislative frameworks of the intelligence and security agencies Point 2. The oversight of...

Several of my recent Daily Blog posts have been on intelligence issues

My recent Daily Blog posts have covered the furore around the illegal spying by the GCSB on New Zealanders, as well as following up the Snowden revelations on mass US National Security Agency surveillance - in this context I noted how wrong it has been for the GCSB to...

Political spying challenged

Interviewed by Selwyn Manning on Triangle TV -  15 October 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TLE9iDDIFE

Trying to Make New Zealand Intelligence Services More Accountable: My Efforts in Parliament

By Keith Locke (The following article was published in the May 2012 issue of Peace Researcher, the journal of the Anti-Bases Campaign. To see the other interesting articles in Peace Researcher go to http://www.converge.org.nz/abc.) One of my missions during 12 years in Parliament was to make our intelligence services more accountable....